Charles Martin 1932-2013

Charles A. Martin, 81, of Flatwoods, KY, formerly of Lick Creek, KY, passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Mr. Martin was born on April 5, 1932, in Draffin, KY, a son of the late Charles Alfred and Mary Jane Damron Martin.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Adam Wade Martin; 3 sisters:  Louise Justice, Myrtle Webb, and Cora Ward; 5 brothers:  Billie H. Martin, George Martin, James Clarence Martin, Lonnie Martin; and two infant siblings.

Mr. Martin was self-employed with Martin Trucking, and also employed as a mine foreman with Russell Fork Coal Company.  He was a Korean War Army Veteran, a member of Thomas C. Cecil #375 F & AM in Pikeville, KY, a member of El Hasa Shrine in Ashland, and an Honorary Member of Smith Lodge #775 F & AM.

Mr. Martin is survived by his loving wife of over 45 years, Mrs. Mary Frances Harrah Martin; 3 sons:  Garis Dale Martin of Whitehouse, OH; Chip and Ronda Martin of Raceland, KY, and Ryan Andrew and Nikki Martin of Raceland, KY. He also is survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Lick Creek Holiness Church in Lick Creek, KY with Pastor Ray Sayers and Pastor Shane Cox.  Entombment will be in Annie E. Young Cemetery in Shelbiana, KY.

The visitation will be on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, starting at 6 PM at Lick Creek Holiness Church in Lick Creek, KY.  A Masonic service will be held at 6 PM by the Thomas C. Cecil Lodge.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY  41101.  Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY has been entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at


#5 Elzie & Farren 2013-07-16 20:51
Our heart is filled with sadness at your loss of Charles. We wanted to let you know that we will pray for you every day and our loving thoughts are with you.
#4 Danielle & Kelly 2013-07-16 18:40
Garis and Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers, please let us know if you need anything!
Danielle Marvin & Kelly Nagel
#3 Douglas L. Siebenale 2013-07-16 15:28
Dear Garis Martin and Family,
My sympathy to you and your family at the passing of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Douglas L. Siebenaler at Sunshine
#2 Caroline Black /TLC 2013-07-16 14:19
wishing you and your family strength and peace. With deepest sympathy at this time of sadness.
#1 Gerene Rowe Hackney 2013-07-16 04:00
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sorrowful time.

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